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Trash for Peace - Sustainability Education Coordinator

Confluence Environmental Center
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This position is a partnership between Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program and Trash for Peace. This position will build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps Members, with the goal of educating youth and community members about sustainability through hands-on learning and real-world experiences. This position will help to implement, improve, and expand Trash for Peace’s Sustainability Education Program; a dynamic, weekly program that is hosted on affordable housing communities throughout Multnomah County. It requires a love of serving with youth and families in a community setting, as well as the ability to recruit and manage volunteers. All the programming takes place within multicultural, low-income, diverse housing communities. The person in this position will strive to integrate sustainability concepts in practical, relational, and hands-on ways in order to support the development of more resilient communities.

Service Activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (to include, but not limited to):
● • Serve directly with multi-family youth and residents to lead and engage them in Sustainability Education programming, which includes hands-on waste reduction, nutrition, and other sustainability-themed concepts and activities. 
• Co-design community night workshops and events that relate to sustainability for adults and families
• Co-develop outreach strategies, curriculum, materials, and training content for the communities Trash for Peace serves.    
• Develop and implement an outreach strategy for recruiting volunteers.
• Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for Sustainability Education programming.
• Develop relationships with program partners such as property managers, residents, and community groups.
• Go door-to-door to perform outreach to residents and disseminate information.     
• Collect and enter data related to outreach and education projects in Word, Excel and hard copy forms.
• Participate in Confluence led leadership development activities which include: Leadership Development Program, Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities.
• Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner; abide by program policies; attend and complete all training and service requirements.

Community Need Addressed

Advancing Environmental Justice

Position Outcomes

Volunteer Generation
Youth Engagement
Environmental Justice
Adult Education
Underserved Communities


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

$100 Training Fund

Skills you will gain

Develop increased understanding and sensitivity around issues of equity and environmental justice.

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, High School
  • Weekly Training Hours 8

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